Bristol: GM teams pre-race quotes

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Dave Blaney - #07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet

HOW DOES YOUR TEAM FEEL AFTER SUCH A GOOD QUALIFYING POSITION? We're feeling good. We had a really good practice on Friday and we feel good about the car in race trim. I think all the RCR cars are really fast. We're looking forward to it. We've just got to stay out of trouble and race all day.

Jimmie Johnson - #48 Lowe's Chevrolet

YOU HAD A DAY OFF, SO HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE BACK FOR RACE DAY? It was nice not being here, but it's tough when you come back race day and switch that switch back on and remind yourself that it's race time. You just kind of lose the rhythm, not only for the drivers but the crew guys as well. It's a different challenge that we're experiencing. I just sat home and it was nice and warm in Charlotte-it wasn't too rainy so it wasn't like the conditions here. The Lowe's Monte Carlo has been great. We qualified well and I have my primary car which is a big step for me at Bristol and if you get to the halfway point here with all the fenders on it, you're looking for a good finish.

Jeff Gordon - #24 DuPont Chevrolet

HOW IS YOUR CAR TODAY? Well, we're going to find out. You know, the sun is shining today. When we were doing all of our race practice on Friday it was pretty cool and overcast and all of the rubber has been washed away. I think the track is going to change quite a bit here in the first 50 laps. We're just going to try to be patient and stay on top of it the best we can. But I can say that on Friday towards the end there we hit on some things and the car was really, really strong turning in the middle of the corner. A lot of other guys were struggling with that, so we're going to be patient with it on entry.

Kevin Harvick - #29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet

YOU'VE DONE WELL AT BRISTOL. HOW IS YOUR CAR TODAY? Yeah, we've got a really good car. It's disappointing on one hand that we have to start all the way in the back, but it's good we caught it before the race starts. The GM Goodwrench Chevrolet was really, really fast in practice. We're just going to take our time and stay out of trouble and we'll be fine towards the end of the race.

WHAT FORCED YOU TO HAVE TO START IN THE BACK? The power steering pump was leaking. We don't know if the O-ring, or whatever, got cut or what happened. We made a pretty good puddle underneath the car and with the way the rules are now, anything you can touch you've got to go to the back. But, we'll be alright.

-gm racing-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon , Kevin Harvick , Jimmie Johnson , Dave Blaney